Davon House

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Davon House
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House with the Packers in 2013
No. 31 Green Bay Packers
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-10) July 10, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Van Nuys, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Palmdale (CA)
College: New Mexico State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 131
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WAC (2009, 2010)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 176
Sacks: 2.0
Pass deflections: 48
Interceptions: 6
Forced fumbles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Davon Thomas House (born July 10, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at New Mexico State and was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. House has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

High school career[edit]

House attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California.[1] Though he did not play football until his junior year in high school,[2] he was part of a Palmdale Falcons team that went 9-2 and won the fifth Golden League Championship. He was also an All-Golden League selection in baseball and track & field.[3] Following this season, House was selected to play in the Next Level All-Star Game and was rated as the Most Valuable Player.[3] However, he was unrecognized by any recruiting service. House was also an All-Golden League selection in baseball and track & field.

College career[edit]

House went on to play football for the New Mexico State Aggies where he ranks sixth in school history for interceptions with 11.[3]

House appeared in all thirteen games as true freshman.[4] He led the Aggies with four interceptions, and broke the school record for interception return yards in a game, a record that had stood since 1981.[3] In his second career start, House tied an NCAA record with a 100-yard interception returned for a touchdown against Idaho.[5] He finished the season with 37 tackles, 21 solo, eight pass break-ups, two tackles-for-a-loss, four interceptions with 171 return yards, 94 kickoff return yards and 283 all-purpose yards.

In his sophomore year, House started all twelve games at left-side corner.[3][4] He recorded 40 tackles (1 for loss), two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

House had a breakout year in 2009, starting all thirteen games at defensive back.[3] During a game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, House recovered a fumble and returned it 38 yards for the only score of the game.[6] Later in 2009, against The University of Hawaii, House intercepted his second pass of the season in 2008 and returned it for a 58-yard touchdown. With this return, he broke the school record for interception yardage in a career.[3] He also became the first player record both a fumble recovery for a touchdown, and an interception for a touchdown in the same season for the school since the mid-1990s.[3][4] At the end of the season, House received first-team all-WAC honors after leading the league in passes defended and interceptions.[4]

House once again started all 12 games in his final season at New Mexico State and recorded two more interceptions and closed out his college career by returning the second interception against Hawaii for a touchdown, making his career total interceptions 11.[4] House also recorded 12 pass break-ups, a forced fumble,and 57 tackles. He was also named an honorable mention to the All-American team, and placed on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award.

Professional career[edit]

House was projected to be a third to fourth round pick.[7] Scouts considered him to be a "big physical corner."[8] who "Delivers a good press at the line to reroute receivers".[8] They also mentioned his abilities to read a Quarterback's eyes and anticipate routes, also stating that he plays with a "mean streak" and is not afraid to tackle.[8] However, they also stated that he "Lacks elite recovery speed and the hip fluidity to consistently stick with shiftier wide receivers in man coverage" and that his physical play could draw penalties at the next level.[8]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1 in 200 lb 4.44 s 1.52 s 2.50 s 4.12 s 6.65 s 33½ in 9 ft 1 in 14[10] reps 20 [9]
All values from NFL Combine

Green Bay Packers[edit]

House was selected in the fourth round, with the 131st pick, of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers who took him with a compensatory pick[11]

In Week 8 of the 2012 NFL season vs the Jacksonville Jaguars, House blocked a punt that was recovered by LB Dezman Moses for a touchdown in a 24-15 Packers win. House was awarded NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his contributions. The following week, House recorded a career high 6 tackles and 1 pass defended in a 31-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

House was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on March 11, 2015.[12] In 2015, he broke the Jaguars single season record for pass deflections with 23.

On March 6, 2017, House was released by the Jaguars.[13]

Green Bay Packers (second stint)[edit]

On March 14, 2017, House signed a one-year contract with the Green Bay Packers.[14]

NFL Statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2011 Green Bay Packers 2 0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Green Bay Packers 9 5 26 20 6 1.0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Green Bay Packers 16 5 44 36 8 1.0 0 10 1 11 11.0 11 0 0 0
2014 Green Bay Packers 13 4 27 27 0 0.0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 15 60 49 11 0.0 0 23 4 21 5.2 15 0 1 1
2016 Jacksonville Jaguars 16 4 17 14 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 72 33 175 147 28 2.0 0 48 6 32 0 15 3.2 2 1
Source: NFL.com

Postseason[edit]

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2013 GB 1 0 4 4 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2014 GB 2 0 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 0 7 4 3 0.0 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Source: pro-football-reference.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House, DB for the Green Bay Packers". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Feinberg, Teddy (October 19, 2007). "Freshman Davon House gets the nod in the Aggie secondary". Las Cruces Sun-News. Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "House Bio-New Mexico State". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Packers:Davon House". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (20 October 2007). "Idaho Vandals vs New Mexico State Aggies". ESPN. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "New Mexico State Aggies vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.". ESPN. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Davon House Draft Profile". Pro Football Weekly. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c d "NFL:Davon House Draft 2011". National Football League. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Davon House #4". Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ Demovsky Rob (30 April 2011). "Green Bay Packers see Davon House as potential nickel corner". Green Bay Press Gazette. p. 2. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Green Bay Packers Draft NMSU CB House, Make Trade in 4th Round". WTAQ. April 30, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  12. ^ Oehser, John. "Davon House: A real opportunity". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Oehser, John (March 6, 2017). "Reshaping continues: Davon House released". Jaguars.com. 
  14. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 14, 2017). "Davon House returning to Packers on one-year deal". NFL.com. 

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